Tuesday, January 15, 2013

hooray for pom poms

I love the year I made a lot of my Christmas gifts. I sewed a quilt and coasters. I knit hats, mitts, a throw  and coordinating sweaters for the children. There was a lot of time spent on hand making. It was GREAT.
This year, I made one.
That one took me an entire year to cut and sew after purchasing the materials.  And about 30 minutes from start to finish.  Oh boy.
The materials were purchased from Purl Soho and the tutorial is on Purl bee. (Materials are listed in the tutorial.) Super easy.  Super quick.   Pretty darn cute.  
When I flipped through my instagram and found this?  Well, it pretty much made my day.

20 comments:

Kat said...

That's such a cute idea! I love pom pom trim. I might have to make one of these when the weather cools down here.

stitching under oaks said...

a well loved gift! gotta love that! It is adorable!

From All Stitched Up said...

Great idea and I love the smile!

Fujiyamamama said...

Very cute! I am in awe of anyone who manages any handmade Christmas presents, I am such a slow knitter but a most excellent procrastinator.

Diana said...

Wow, that's pretty! I have the Purl Soho pom-pom gingham scarf in my to-make queue, but I hadn't seen the cowl version. The cowl is definitely more elegant.

Grace said...

I think everyone has that ONE project that is drawn out for year(s)... but it looks so pretty now that it has been finished!

thistledowns wool & cotton said...

one that equaled a whole lot of happy!

Hadley Makes said...

I love it! In fact, I'm wearing a sweater with some of those pom poms on it right now!

Hilary said...

I'd be as excited as your sister -- that's adorable!! I've seen that tutorial on the Purl Bee, and it's been in my mental crafting queue...the pompoms are just so awesome!

Tricia U. said...

I love this, Leslie! You always have such great ideas...thank you for sharing them!

Maureen said...

The smile on your sister's face made the wait worth every minute - she's a lucky lady to have you for her sister!

rosemary said...

Happy New Year!
So good to "see" you.
Great looking cowl.

house on hill road said...

it's super cute! i miss making gifts, too. maybe this year!

Alisha said...

so cute. i must try using the trim. sewing is all about infinty scarves right now for me. i made a few at christmas and now people are asking for them and paying me lol perfect!!

the trim though...so cute. definatly gonna try that one!!

happy new year to you....awesome to see you posting!!

Kristyn Knits said...

If you only handmade one gift, you'd want that kind of thank you. Love it!

michelle said...

you are aware that my birthday is right around the corner, right????

LOVE it! xoxoxoxoxo MG

kt said...

Lovely! Lucky sister!

Looks like you are off to a wonderful start in 2013--best wishes for the year!

jessiekays said...

Did you use the sheer linen or the woven linen? And what colour? Perfect!

RRM said...

Ilove it and will definitly make one or two.

JHNickodemus said...

It's the greatest when people appreciate hand made gifts!